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Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs

Cutting emissions more urgent than ever, say scientists, with forest producing more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide a year — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/14/amazon-rainforest-now-emitting-more-co2-than-it-absorbs Dies this mean we’ve declared War on Nature?

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Brazil’s environmental licences face near-abolition

19 May, 2021 − President Bolsonaro wants to slash Brazil’s environmental licences, a move critics say will open a free-for-all in the Amazon. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/brazils-environmental-licences-face-near-abolition/

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VicForests conducting more illegal logging and putting Melbourne water catchment at risk, scientists say – ABC News

Melbourne’s most important drinking water catchment is being put at risk by alleged illegal logging in state forests, experts say, warning the regulator is failing to keep the logging industry in line. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-18/researchers-find-vicforests-breach-in-melbourne-water-catchment/100119060

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Water Rorts by Nats wrecks Murray-Darling

Comparison with wreckers of Aral Sea, National Party, with help of Libs, nothing less than evil reckless exploitation of Nature. — Read on http://www.youtube.com/embed/pINHLYx02O0

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Amazon near tipping point of switching from rainforest to savannah – study

Climate crisis and logging is leading to shift from canopy rainforest to open grassland — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/05/amazon-near-tipping-point-of-switching-from-rainforest-to-savannah-study Rainfall in about 40% of the forest is now at a level where the rainforest could be expected to exist as savannah … Continue reading

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Climate in the Courtroom Part 2: A fossil fuel company is sued. Now it speaks. – Science Friction

A giant energy company is being sued. Now it speaks. So does the scientist who’s become a thorn in their side over fossil fuels. Is the courtroom the new frontier for climate action? Make yourself comfortable and focused… — Read … Continue reading

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World wilts beneath weight of e-waste and plastic | Climate News Network

13 July, 2020 – It’s the throwaway society: e-waste outweighs Europe’s population, plastic waste often ends in the sea. Recycling rates offer little hope. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/world-wilts-beneath-weight-of-e-waste-and-plastic/

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Protecting 30% of planet could bolster economy, study says

Scientists claim widespread conservation can bring rewards if right policies are followed — Read on amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/08/protecting-30-planet-could-bolster-economy-study-says

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Environment Victoria sets test for government pledge to be ‘climate leader’

Minister for Environment Lisa  Neville says decarbonisation is key component of government’s climate review…work with different groups to set policy direction. Emission limits for coal power plants to see them phased-out over time. Strengthened climate change laws, including giving EPA powers to regulate greenhouse gases. Programs … Continue reading

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New year. New government. Fresh start?

After 4 years anti environment state government, Victoria now has a chance to step back into 21st century. ALP government has made welcome initial announcements on environment…<but, as> yet we don’t know full climate and environmental agenda… Please let Premier Daniel Andrews know that … Continue reading

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